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Humanitini: Surviving Homelessness in DC

Dec 2017 Humanitini

This Month: Surviving Homelessness in DC The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP)’s 2017 Point in Time study found that on any given night there are 7,473 homeless people in Washington, DC – 31% of whom are minors. In 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched an initiative to end homelessness in Washington, DC, which includes the closure of DC General to replace it with smaller, short-term family shelters throughout the District. Given the alarming figures and the plethora of obstacles homeless

Community Spotlight: Double Nickels Theatre Company

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Double Nickels is a theatre company on a mission. Through the medium of “reminiscence theatre,” they are committed to honoring and celebrating the legacies of DC’s seniors and veterans. Since 2006, Double Nickels Theatre Company, led by Antoinette Ford, has gathered and performed oral histories from numerous communities across DC, using performance to educate both audience and actors. In their Age Exchange program, for example, seniors share life stories and communicate with members of younger generations. The younger generations learn from

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